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The Lost Human Capital : Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Africa (English)

In many low-income countries, teachers do not master the subject they are teaching, and children learn little while attending school. Using unique data from nationally representative surveys of schools in seven Sub-Saharan African countries, this paper proposes a methodology to assess the effect of teacher subject content knowledge on student learning when panel data on students are not available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8849 MAY 07, 2019

Bold,Tessa; Filmer,Deon P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Svensson,Jakob Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (Portuguese)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie English, French, Russian, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (English)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (French)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie English, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (Spanish)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Mandarin Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (Bulgarian)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (Swahili,English)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (Uzbek)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (Mandarin)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (Russian)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie English, French, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin Disclosed

Teach : Observer Manual (Mongolian)

Teach differs from other classroom observation tools in that it captures (i) the time teachers spend on learning and the extent to which students are on task, and (ii) the quality of teaching practices that help develop students’ socio-emotional and cognitive skills. ... See More +

Working Paper 132204 JAN 01, 2019

Molina,Ezequiel; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Spanish, Mandarin Disclosed

Evidence-Based Teaching : Effective Teaching Practices in Primary School Classrooms (English)

Even after spending five to six years sitting in a classroom almost every day for anywhere between four to seven hours, a significant share of students in low- and middle-income countries are still not able to read, write, or do basic arithmetic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8656 NOV 28, 2018

Molina,Ezequiel; Pushparatnam,Adelle; Rimm-Kaufman,Sara Elisabeth; Wong,Keri Ka-Yee Disclosed

Measuring Teaching Practices at Scale : Results from the Development and Validation of the Teach Classroom Observation Tool (English)

What goes on inside the classroom is central to student learning. Despite its importance, low- and middle-income countries rarely measure teaching practices, in part due to a lack of access to adequate classroom observation tools and the high transaction costs associated with administering them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8653 NOV 26, 2018

Molina,Ezequiel; Fatima,Syeda Farwa; Ho,Andrew Dean Y C; Melo Hurtado,Carolina Eugenia; Wilichowksi,Tracy; Pushparatnam,Adelle Disclosed

Teacher Practices in Mindanao: Results of the Teach Classroom Observation Study (English)

This study documents the results of a pilot study designed to measure the quality of teacher practices using the classroom observation tool TEACH in a selection of 45 public primary schools (73 percent rural and 27 percent urban) in Mindanao, a province of the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper 134535 OCT 01, 2018

Molina,Ezequiel; Fatima,Syeda Farwa; Trako,Iva; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie Disclosed

SABER Service Delivery: The Learning Crisis in Afghanistan (English)

Schooling is not the same as learning. Although access to schooling in Afghanistan has improved significantly in the last decade, 4th grade Afghan students are not learning. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000428 SEP 01, 2018

Trako,Iva; Hosseini Matin,Anahita; Viollaz,Mariana; Masood,Eema; Molina,Ezequiel Disclosed

Clientelism in the public sector : why public service reforms fail and what to do about it (English)

In many developing countries (and beyond), public sector workers are not just simply implementers of policies designed by the politicians in charge of supervising them -- so called agents and principals, respectively. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8439 MAY 14, 2018

Bold,Tessa; Molina,Ezequiel; Safir,Abla Disclosed

The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Extension services have been implemented on a large scale in developing countries for decades. However, there is little evidence on their impact on the productivity and welfare of farmers. ... See More +

Brief 125802 APR 01, 2018

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Enrollment without learning : teacher effort, knowledge, and skill in primary schools in Africa (English)

School enrollment has universally increased over the last 25 years in low-income countries. Enrolling in school, however, does not assure that children learn. ... See More +

Journal Article 122571 NOV 01, 2017

Svensson,Jakob; Stacy,Brian William; Martin,Gayle; Wane,Waly; Rockmore,Christophe; Bold,Tessa; Molina,Ezequiel; Filmer,Deon P. Disclosed

The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

This paper evaluates the effect of the Rural Capacity Building Project, which aimed at promoting growth by strengthening the agricultural service systems in Ethiopia and by making them more responsive to smallholders' needs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8169 AUG 18, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa (English)

School enrollment has universally increased over the past 25 years in low-income countries. However, enrolling in school does not guarantee that children learn. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7956 JAN 26, 2017

Bold,Tessa; Filmer,Deon P.; Martin,Gayle; Molina,Ezequiel; Rockmore,Christophe; Stacy,Brian William; Svensson,Jakob; Wane,Waly Disclosed

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The Lost Human Capital : Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Africa (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8849 Policy Research Working Paper
Teach : Observer Manual (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper English, French, Russian, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin
Teach : Observer Manual (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin
Teach : Observer Manual (French)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper English, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin
Teach : Observer Manual (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Mandarin
Teach : Observer Manual (Bulgarian)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin
Teach : Observer Manual (Swahili,English)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper
Teach : Observer Manual (Uzbek)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin
Teach : Observer Manual (Mandarin)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish
Teach : Observer Manual (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper English, French, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Spanish, Mandarin
Teach : Observer Manual (Mongolian)
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JAN 01, 2019 132204 Working Paper English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Spanish, Mandarin
Evidence-Based Teaching : Effective Teaching Practices in Primary School Classrooms (English)
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NOV 28, 2018 WPS8656 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring Teaching Practices at Scale : Results from the Development and Validation of the Teach Classroom Observation Tool (English)
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NOV 26, 2018 WPS8653 Policy Research Working Paper
Teacher Practices in Mindanao: Results of the Teach Classroom Observation Study (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 134535 Working Paper
SABER Service Delivery: The Learning Crisis in Afghanistan (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 AUS0000428 Working Paper
Clientelism in the public sector : why public service reforms fail and what to do about it (English)
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MAY 14, 2018 WPS8439 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125802 Brief
Enrollment without learning : teacher effort, knowledge, and skill in primary schools in Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122571 Journal Article
The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 18, 2017 WPS8169 Policy Research Working Paper
What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa (English)
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JAN 26, 2017 WPS7956 Policy Research Working Paper